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Mr. Topaze was based on a play by Marcel Pagnol, previously filmed twice before with John Barrymore and Fernandel. Peter Sellers stars as a French college professor, known far and wide for his integrity. He refuses to improve a grade on the paper of one student, whose influential father sees to it that Sellers is fired. Cast adrift in the business world, Sellers is hired by a crooked liquor executive (Herbert Lom) to act as "front" for the benefit of the authorities. When Sellers catches on how much money there is in the business, his honesty evaporates and he becomes as underhanded as the next fellow. The love of Joan Sims enables Sellers to change his ways before his dishonesty can become disastrous. Mr. Topaze was rereleased in 1963 as I Like Money; once again, however, no one wanted to see a "straight" Peter Sellers in a role that called out for the broad comedy he did so well. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Peter Sellers
as Mr. Topaze
Nadia Gray
as Suzy Courtois
Herbert Lom
as Castel Benac
Leo McKern
as Headmaster Muche
Martita Hunt
as Baroness
John Neville
as Roger de Berville
Billie Whitelaw
as Ernestine
Michael Gough
as Tamise
Joan Sims
as Colette
John Le Mesurier
as Blackmailer
Pauline Shepherd
as Lilette
Anne Leon
as His Wife
Rodney Diak
Anne Leon
as His Wife


Peter Sellers
Dimitri de Grunwald
Pierre Rouve
Pierre Rouve
Marcel Pagnol
Play Author
Leighton Lucas
Musical Direction/Supervision
Herbert Kretzmer
Georges Van Parys
Composer (Music Score)
Geoffrey Foot
Don Ashton
Production Designer
Peter Murton
Art Director
Pamela Cornell
Set Designer
Anthony Mendleson
Costume Designer
Felix Evans
Costume Designer
Pierre Balmain
Costume Designer
Stuart Freeborn